Nordic housing markets face more or less the same problems and challenges, but the way policies and regulations deal with them differs in many respects. A comparison of policies, regulations and results across countries yields valuable lessons for policymakers. The work has been led and edited by Professor emeritus Harry Flam and Professor emeritus Peter Englund.
Welcome, Krista Mikkonen, Finnish Minister of the Environment and Climate Change
Introduction, Professor Emeritus Harry Flam, editor
Cost and productivity in housing construction
Professor Mats Bergman, Södertörn University; and Professor Sten Nyberg, Stockholm University, Sweden
Social housing: affordability and integration
Research Director Essi Eerola, VATT Institute for Economic Research, Finland
Efficiency and equity: taxation of housing
Professor Niku Määttänen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Panellists: Kristina Háfoss, Secretary-General at the Nordic Council and former Minister of Finance, Faroe Islands, Curt Liliegreen, Project Director at the Knowledge Centre for Housing Economics/Realdania, Denmark and Una Jónsdóttir, Economist at Landsbankinn, Iceland.
Moderated by Senior Research Advisor Ryan Weber, Nordregio